Sure, I can get to that meeting at 1pm... Why is there so much traffic?... Dog farts smell so bad...Really! Dirty clothes again?!.. When was the last time I vacuumed?... I think I’m getting sick, again… Oh, look - a butterfly!
For me, this general concept is really a no-brainer because I really do LOVE music! Music does affect my mood, and therefore, it was a good suggestion to get out of my head. Instead of listening to my usuals, I decided to change up my playlist a bit and include some smooth, hoppy bachata beats like this one from Romeo Santos, Imitadora (thank you, Zumba class). I don’t understand Spanish, but my shoulders and hips say otherwise. Break your cycle and change up your playlist to include some uplifting sounds to get you out of your head funk.
I found a change of scenery helped to spice up ideas. Somehow walking outdoors allowed me to see, sense and experience things that the 4 walls of my office couldn’t offer my brain. I’m thankful to live in beautiful Hawaii where there are a lot of beautiful things to attract my eyes. Do you have a local garden or park close by to take a brisk walk? Try it next time you find yourself in a rut.
Perhaps social media has a bad way of sucking you into its explorational vortex of randomness, BUT for me, I love the Explore section of my Instagram account! I use it as a helpful tool to be inspired by what someone else is doing or going through. Sometimes, I’ll find new artists that I admire. Get exposed and discover what else there is. You might stumble across something refreshing for your thought process. I do recommend putting yourself on a timer though or else you might find an entire day lost after jumping down too many rabbit holes. Been there, done that!